Native American Guided Pack Trips
Cultural Wilderness Backcountry Adventures
Wilderness backcountry is a significant deep-rooted heritage of Blackfeet Native Americans. Our multi-day horseback or hiking adventures take place in the famed, Badger Two Medicine National Forest in Montana in the heart of the Rocky Mountain Front.
Place: Located on the heart of Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front with Glacier National Park to the north and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex to the west and south, the Badger-Two Medicine’s rich habitat provides a sanctuary for habitat grizzly bears, wolves, mountain goats, pure cutthroat trout, and wolverines. An important migratory and sanctuary for wildlife, the Badger-Two Medicine is a designated Traditional Cultural District under the National Historic Preservation Act because of its rich significance to the Blackfeet Nation.
Cultural History: For more than 10,000 years the Badger-Two Medicine, sacred to the spirituality and identity of the Blackfeet Tribe, includes a 130,000 acre expanse of a rich habitat of mountains, rivers, ridges, and wetlands for wildlife and fauna. The Badger-Two Medicine provided a place of worship for the Blackfeet people. Oral stories of creation, passed on from generation-to generation, originated in the Badger-Two Medicine. The Badger-Two Medicine derives its name because it is the headwaters two rivers, the Badger and the Two Medicine that feed into the Blackfeet Reservation and the northern plains of Montana.
Outfitter: Blackfeet Outfitters was founded in 2007 on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Alger Swingley, founder of Blackfeet Outfitters, is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe and is a full-service “Hunting, Fishing, and Packing” outfitter licensed in the state of Montana. Alger’s experience includes more than 10 years of guiding in other states and maintains state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician including Paramedic Training at the Montana State University, Great Falls. All employed guides are certified CPR/First Aid / Emergency Medical Responders.
Dates: Annually, June 15 through September 1.
Trip Option 1: Backcountry Adventure, 4 days, 3 nights
Backcountry Adventure includes 4 days and 3 nights of cultural insight into the history and homelands of the Blackfeet Indians in the Badger Two Medicine National Forest. Experience breathtaking views of our mountains and prairies with guided study of flora and fauna of our ancient indigenous country. Ride in by horseback or hike into the backcountry. Sleep safe and comfortably in tents and tepees with healthy delicious food prepared by our native camp chefs.
$3200.00 per person (4 days and 3 nights).
Trip Option 2: Backcountry Adventure and White Water Rafting Trip, 4 days, 3 nights
Backcountry Adventure and Whitewater Rafting includes 4 days and 3 nights. The first 2½ days and 2 nights include a backcountry adventure in the Badger Two Medicine and 3rd night all-inclusive camping trip and 4th day with an exciting day of a breathtaking scenic whitewater rafting trip on the Flathead River near Glacier National Park.
$3500.00 per person (4 days and 3 nights).